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Open day at borough primary school

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A Dudley borough primary school is throwing its doors open next weekend to give prospective parents and pupils a chance to look round.

Church of the Ascension Primary School in Wall Heath will be hosting an open day on Saturday November 30 from 10am to noon.

Parents and children are welcome to talk with the school’s teaching staff and have an in-depth look around the school.

The school will also showcase its new outdoor canopy, which has been installed in recent weeks over the reception playground, allowing the children to play outside and burn off energy even when it’s raining.


Photo of staff and pupils at Church of the Ascension Primary School

Stephen Hudson, headteacher (left) with Rachel Barrows, key stage one co-ordinator (right) with school pupils

The school has an active HSA (Home School Association), which has spent the last two years raising the £20,000 needed to fund the canopy.

During the visit, parents will be able to meet staff from the school’s popular Oscar Club, which currently offers breakfast and after school childcare and has plans to expand to offer holiday club in the future.

Some of the school’s pupils will also be in school showcasing their work and talking about their experience of being at the school.

Stephen Hudson, head teacher at Church of the Ascension Primary School, said:

The staff and I are looking forward to showing new parents and children around our school.
We pride on ourselves on creating a nurturing environment where children’s education, welfare and happiness is of the most importance. We also like to engage children in sporting activities and it’s wonderful to see many of our pupils regularly compete and perform well against other schools in the borough and region.
We show prospective parents around during the school week but we hope our open day will give them even more time to look around the school, meet the staff and find out more about what we do and the positive experience of our pupils.
We do also have a limited number of places in other year groups should other parents of school age children wish to attend.

The school has a good Ofsted rating and an outstanding SIAMS rating (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).

In the last school year, more than 82 percent of year six pupils achieved the expected level in reading, writing and maths and the school was in the top ten of all Dudley borough schools for progress made from KS1 to KS2.

Tom Davies, chair of governors, said:

We are proud of our school and its place in the community of Wall Heath. We look forward to opening our doors to showcase the fantastic work carried out by our pupils, staff, parents and volunteers.

There’s no need to book an appointment, everyone’s welcome to attend.

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